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The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,397,870 in grants to 365 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2019 annual grant-making process.
The grants will benefit nonprofits in 28 area counties. 55 nonprofits will receive grants in our coverage area.
Grant recipients in our coverage area:

Coffee Westwood Elementary Provide interventional read and ride lab with stationary bike/desks for students at Westwood Elementary.
Coffee Bel-Aire Elementary School Providing job skills training and experience to approximately 60 fifth grade students.
Coffee CASA Works, Inc. To provide recordable and sharable books for parents to read to their children while they are not in parents custody.
Coffee Citizens for Homeless Relief, Inc. To provide temporary shelter, clothes, food and basic needs for the homeless.
Coffee City of Manchester Rehabilitation of abandoned African American school site into a park in a low income neighborhood.
Coffee City of Tullahoma Animal Shelter The Tullahoma Animal Shelter is seeking 5000 dollars to help provide emergency care to dogs that enter the shelter.
Coffee Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center To provide child abuse awareness and prevention education workshops and activities for 1,750 children and 225 adults.
Coffee Coffee County Humane Society To provide financial assistance to low income families for veterinary care when their pet has a severe injury or illness
Coffee Coffee County Imagination Library To provide one high quality, age appropriate, Imagination Library book each month to 500 children birth-5 in Coffee County.
Coffee Coffee County Schools Family Resource Center To become come a fully inclusive Trauma-Informed School District.
Coffee College Street Elementary Provide interventional read and ride lab with stationary bike/desks for students at College Elementary.
Coffee Deerfield Elementary To provide food for our Deerfield Backpack Program, coats, shoes, and school supplies for Deerfield Students in need.
Coffee East Lincoln Elementary School To provide our Students of poverty attending East Lincoln Elementary School with basic essentials to meet their individual needs.
Coffee East Middle School East Middle School proposes to offer a program which will help meet the basic needs of economically disadvantaged students.
Coffee Haven of Hope To provide enhanced domestic and sexual violence victim services in under-served rural counties through case management, counseling, and client assistance
Coffee Hospice of the Highland Rim Foundation, Inc. To meet unmet need, reduce financial stress and improve quality of life during patient’s final days on hospice.
Coffee Partners for Healing, Inc To improve the health of patients by providing on-site, low-cost
laboratory testing.
Coffee Robert E. Lee Elementary Allow students the opportunity to attend BizTown.
Coffee Sportsmen and Professional Men of Coffee County Inc. To provide basic need services and items — vision, dental, healthcare, hygiene, clothing, shoes, and food services for children.
Coffee Tullahoma City Schools To provide students and teachers mindfulness resource boxes to aid students in reducing anxiety and improving focus.
Coffee Tullahoma Day Care Center To provide 30 students of poverty and a parent with an enrichment experience by visiting the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Bedford Caregiver Relief Program of Bedford County To provide $100 monthly for respite care reimbursement 15 Alzheimer’s families & provide the Music & Memory program to families.
Bedford Community Clinic of Shelbyville & Bedford County To provide blood pressure monitors for 50 diabetic and hypertensive patients to maintain normal blood pressure levels.
Bedford Middle Tennessee Spay and Neuter Clinic Inc To reduce the feline overpopulation in Middle Tennessee counties by providing free spay/neuter surgeries for 400 community and feral cats.
Bedford The Center for Family Development To provide educational and enrichment groups for 100 youth and teens enrolled in the South Central Relative Caregiver Program.
Cannon Cannon County Senior Center To provide handicap accessibility to clean and filtered water for seniors, to improve health and hydration while sustaining the environment.
Cannon CASA of Cannon County The mission of CASA of Cannon County Tennessee is to recruit, train, and support volunteers to represent, advocate for children.

Franklin Franklin County Humane Society (Animal Harbor) To provide complete veterinary care for rescued pets while they’re in Animal Harbor until we find new homes for them.
Franklin Good Samaritan Ministries of Franklin County Our primary mission is to provide food boxes for disadvantaged families in Franklin County average ~350 per month.
Franklin West Middle School West MS uses the CFG for the purpose of supplying and helping with basic student needs.
Franklin Ziggy’s Tree Wildlife Rehabilitation Center To provide care for Tennessee’s orphaned and injured native wildlife with the goal of returning them to their natural habitats.
Lincoln Humane Society of Lincoln County To increase the number of unwanted/abandoned pets lives saved through proper care and in partnership with businesses and rescue groups.
Lincoln Southern Alliance for Animal Welfare/Lincoln County To provide low cost or free spay/neuter surgery and vaccines for dogs and cats belonging to low income families.
Rutherford Center for the Arts Inc The Center for the Arts (CFTA) provides year-round performing arts programs and performance opportunities to youth in Rutherford County.
Rutherford Community Helpers of Rutherford County Community Helpers of Rutherford County provides emergency financial assistance for Shelter, Warmth, & Health to low income Rutherford County residents.
Rutherford Discovery Center at Murfree Spring/Children’s Museum Corp of Rutherford Co To provide a two 4-month-long Artist-in-Residence program for Tennesse artists and corresponding public programming for Discovery Center visitors
Rutherford Domestic Violence Program, Inc. Provide Sexual Assault Forensic Exams and free supportive services to assist adult victims of sexual assault find hope, healing, recovery.
Rutherford Dominion Financial Management Inc. To expand our RealHelp-Financial program by including financial education for all members of the family: adults, teens and children.
Rutherford Doors of Hope The addition of mental health service, including education, assessment and group therapy to the Rutherford County Community Re-Entry Program
Rutherford Elders First Adult Day Services dba Mindful Care Adult Day Services To promote mental and physical capabilities of 20 cognitively impaired older adults and prevent institutionalization; providing respite for caregivers.
Rutherford Endure Athletics Foundation To provided 30 homeless children and youth a fee-free after school program.
Rutherford Ethos Youth Ensembles Ethos provides musically enriching opportunities for student
musicians (grades 2-12), the community, and area schools through weekly instruction and concerts.
Rutherford Greenhouse Ministries To provide mobile food pantry events in Murfreesboro that deliver boxes of nutritious food to 250 families in need.
Rutherford Habitat for Humanity of Rutherford County To provide exterior insulation for the construction of Habitat houses and reduce utility costs for low income families.
Rutherford Jesse C Beesley Animal Humane Foundation To promote care and kindness to animals through affordable spay/neuter services, preventative care, and education about responsible pet ownership.
Rutherford Murfreesboro Muslim Youth Inc. To engage youth in meeting the critical needs of approximately 1,150 homeless individuals and providing school supplies to disadvantaged students.
Rutherford Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra To educate students in the art of symphonic music through school visits and free concerts with professional musicians.
Rutherford Possibility Place Intensive job training program and Intensive reading program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rutherford Read To Succeed To place books in the hands, hearts and minds of the youth of our community so they become good citizens.
Rutherford Smyrna LaVergne Food Bank (Nourish) To provide a free food storage and distribution center supporting multiple feeding programs and a co-located hub of community services.
Rutherford Special Kids To provide life skills training for children ages 6-25 three times per week at Camp Ability 2020.
Rutherford Stepping Stones Safe Haven Inc. To provide a welcoming shelter for homeless women and children while walking our clients to the best next step.
Rutherford The Journey Home Providing meals, clothing, and support to the homeless; meeting basic needs to help families achieve stability and community integration.
Rutherford You Can Make It Home Ownership Center Inc To provide homebuyer education and counseling for 200 low- and moderate-income families seeking to buy their first home.
Warren Families in Crisis, Inc. To provide services to survivors of domestic/sexual violence by providing them with resources to become safe, independent, healthy and self-sufficient.
Warren Paul’s Clinic To spay/neuter 250 pets for low-income individuals that reside in the 6 counties we serve.
Warren Warren Arts Foundation, Inc. To present a storytelling event that includes both performance and educational components.

The Community Foundation awards discretionary grants annually from its unrestricted and field-of-interest funds to Middle Tennessee nonprofits. Grants are awarded through an open application process for organizations addressing community needs and benefiting the well-being of citizens through valuable programs and innovative services. More information on the grant process is online at www.CFMT.org